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NASCAR Grand National race number 26 of 55
Sunday, June 2, 1963 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
400 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (600.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:31:52
Average speed: 132.417 mph
Pole speed: 141.148 mph
Cautions: 2 for 14 laps
Margin of victory: 35 sec
Attendance: 58722
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1963 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1963 standings

1 228   Fred Lorenzen LaFayette   (Holman-Moody Racing)'63 Ford40027780running76
2 13   Junior Johnson Holly Farms Poultry   (Ray Fox)'63 Chevrolet40017460running289
3 64   Rex White Louis Clements   (Rex White)'63 Chevrolet3988310running1
4 78   Joe Weatherly Bud Moore'63 Pontiac3976275running0
5236   David Pearson Cotton Owens'63 Dodge3964425running0
6 529   Nelson Stacy Holman-Moody Racing'63 Ford3953000running0
7 321   Marvin Panch Wood Brothers'63 Ford3952620running18
81226   Darel Dieringer Bill Stroppe'63 Mercury3941750running0
91525   G.C. Spencer Bill Stroppe'63 Mercury3921450running1
10 422   Fireball Roberts Young Ford   (Holman-Moody Racing)'63 Ford3911580running15
111499   Bobby Isaac Bondy Long'63 Ford3851200running0
121944   Tiny Lund Stewart McKinney'63 Ford3841150running0
13100   Jimmy Pardue Holman-Moody Racing'63 Ford3841050running0
142819   Larry Thomas Herman Beam'63 Ford3731000running0
152760   Bob Cooper Bob Cooper'62 Pontiac373900running0
163420   Emanuel Zervakis Emanuel Zervakis'63 Ford367800engine0
17 913   Banjo Matthews Smokey Yunick'63 Chevrolet358700differential0
182548   Stick Elliott Jack Smith'63 Plymouth355650crash0
193609   Larry Manning Bob Adams'62 Chevrolet354600running0
204334   Wendell Scott Wendell Scott'62 Chevrolet350550running0
213983   Worth McMillion Worth McMillion'62 Pontiac350500running0
223097   Possum Jones Lewis Osborne'62 Chevrolet338500running0
234118   Cale Yarborough Toy Bolton'62 Pontiac336500running0
24205   Billy Wade Cotton Owens'63 Dodge335500differential0
251324   Larry Frank Mercury   (Bill Stroppe)'63 Mercury321500bearing0
26371   E.J. Trivette Jess Potter'62 Chevrolet288450engine0
273250   T.C. Hunt '62 Pontiac264450engine0
28167   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'63 Pontiac259450piston0
29 806   Bob Welborn Bud Moore'63 Pontiac253450engine0
302211   Ned Jarrett Burton-Robinson   (Charles Robinson)'63 Ford228450engine0
314086   Neil Castles Buck Baker'62 Chrysler200450engine0
323530   Bunkie Blackburn Fred Clark'62 Chevrolet194450engine0
333139   LeeRoy Yarbrough E.A. McQuaig'61 Pontiac188450engine0
342441   Bob James Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth111450fuel pump0
352974   Paul Clark Paul Clark'62 Pontiac96450engine0
361843   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'63 Plymouth90450camshaft0
373856   Ed Livingston Mamie Reynolds'62 Ford81450engine0
38442   Buddy Baker Cliff Stewart'62 Pontiac61450engine0
392654   Ralph Earnhardt Pete Stewart'63 Ford59450crash0
401766   Johnny Allen Ratus Walters'63 Ford53450crash0
413347   Jack Smith Jack Smith'62 Plymouth27450wheel0
422042   Jim Paschal Southern Dealers   (Petty Enterprises)'63 Plymouth24450crash0
431187   Buck Baker North Carolina Pontiac Dealers   (Buck Baker)'63 Pontiac23450crash0
444262   Curtis Crider Curtis Crider'63 Mercury2450withdrew0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Bob Cooper02Pontiac
H.G. Rosier5H.G. RosierPontiac
Bill Widenhouse23Leland ColvinPlymouth
Woodie Wilson38Mat DeMatthewsFord
Reb Wickersham67Reb WickershamPontiac
Tom Cox75Robert SmithPontiac

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Junior Johnson15656
  Fireball Roberts577115
  Junior Johnson7210029
  Rex White1011011
  Junior Johnson10212221
  Fred Lorenzen1231297
  G.C. Spencer1301301
  Marvin Panch1311311
  Junior Johnson13219261
  Marvin Panch1931942
  Fred Lorenzen1952017
  Marvin Panch20221615
  Junior Johnson21726145
  Fred Lorenzen26231958
  Junior Johnson32039677
  Fred Lorenzen3974004